A leading member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko has blasted Ghanaians for their unwillingness to pay taxes especially MoMo Tax.
In a post on social media, the former boss of Danquah Institute said the hue and cry on the newly introduced e-levy are unwarranted.
“Ghana’s development paradox. You say you want the country fixed. Yet, you are against raising revenue to get it fixed! Motives matter!”, he tweeted.
Under the E-levy, transactions covering mobile money payments, bank transfers, merchant payments, and inward remittances will have the levy imposed on them.
The levy will be paid by the sender, but be waived for transactions that amount to GHS 100 or less in a day.
Delivering the 2022 budget statement and economic policy to Parliament on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, Ofori-Atta said the new levy will compensate for the abolishment of road tolls.